Reviewer: Dr. Oswald Perkins
Summary: High-frequency linear transducer can improve sensitivity of transabdominal evaluation for intrauterine pregnancy.
Limitations: Transvaginal ultrasound continues to be more sensitive. It also does not provide as comprehensive evaluation of adnexa.
Practice Changing? Yes
Take Home Point: This decreases need for transvaginal ultrasound, expediting evaluation and time to disposition. However, this does not replace transvaginal evaluation I the setting of suspected ectopic.